Herbert Smith Freehills

Professional Discipline Department

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We have an unrivalled track record helping claimants, defendants, interested parties or intervening third parties in administrative and public law issues across a variety of proceedings, including judicial review, tribunal proceedings, governmental and other inquiries, disciplinary proceedings involving public bodies and statutory appeal work.

Our expertise in both public law and financial services disciplinary work distinguishes us from other firms. We therefore have continued to have clients on both sides of the fence in professional discipline work, acting for leading professional bodies such as the Financial Reporting Council, ACCA and CIMA as well as individuals and firms involved in disciplinary proceedings. It is notable that we have long - standing clients in this practice area who instruct us repeatedly on various matters, demonstrating not only our experience in this area but also the high standards of our client service. We believe we are the leading firm in large scale disciplinary cases in the accountancy sector. 

We are also active in professional circles in this area our senior partners are members of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers and members of the team regularly attend and speak at external disciplinary conferences. 



Commercial & Professional Services

Financial Services

Private clients / Individuals